TalkTalk Buys Blinkbox and Tesco Broadband for £5m

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UK internet service provider TalkTalk has confirmed the purchase of Tesco’s loss-making video streaming service Blinkbox, in a deal that includes 75,000 Tesco broadband customers and 20,000 landline customers, for £5 million. TalkTalk have acquired none of the debt accrued by the struggling video-on-demand business.

Blinkbox co-founder Adrian Letts has been made Managing Director of TalkTalk’s TV service as part of the deal.

Dido Harding, Chief Executive of TalkTalk, said of the move, “Since launch, TalkTalk TV has demonstrated its popularity with value-seeking customers to become the UK’s fastest growing TV service.”

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“We are excited about the opportunity that Blinkbox’s platform and technology expertise bring, and which will significantly accelerate the development of our TV platform. The purchase of Tesco’s broadband base is another example of TalkTalk leveraging its national network to grow faster.”

Source: The Guardian

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